Oh Good, Yelp Now Suggests Businesses Based on Emoji

Emoji is a strangely useful language, whether you're recapping episodes of wildly popular TV shows or sending your friend a smiling pile of poop when real words fail you. Until now, though, this lexicon was essentially inscrutable to machines. Those days are over: Yelp's mobile app now suggests businesses when you type the tiny pictures in the search bar. Read More >>

Nokia's Lumia 1020 Squeezes a Pro-Grade Camera Into a Smartphone, Into Your Pocket

Laptop, tablet, eReader, charger, battery pack -- your bag is full enough before you even start thinking about cramming a dedicated camera in there too. But these days, you don't need to have a hulking DSLR with you to capture that epic view or blistering down-the-front gig moment. All you need is a Nokia Lumia 1020. Read More >>

Samsung Claims "Breakthrough" in Magical Material Graphene Production

Samsung's trying to bag itself a lead in the commercialisation of graphene, claiming that its Advanced Institute of Technology has done something clever with synthesising large-area graphene into a single crystal on a semiconductor. Seriously! Read More >>

A Slimline Galaxy S5 Zoom Could Make the Phone Part of the S4 Zoom Frankencamera Useful

A tip of the hat is in order for Samsung's brave Galaxy S4 Zoom camera-smartphone mash-up attempt, which fused an optical zoom camera lens with the guts of an Android phone. A pity then it was so ugly. For its next trick, Samsung is rumoured to be working on the Galaxy S5 Zoom cameraphone, and is making it look more like, well, a phone. Read More >>

Rumour: Forget the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact, There's a Z2 Mini on the Way

Blimey, that was quick -- less than three months after unveiling the impressive Xperia Z1 Compact at CES, and just weeks after pulling the covers off the Xperia Z2 flagship at MWC in Barcelona, and we're already hearing whispers of an Xperia Z2 Compact on the way too. Read More >>

Vine Gets Direct Messaging

Almost six month's after Instagram led the march in direct messages, Vine is now catching up with its own private video messaging service—the biggest update the app has seen yet. Read More >>

Report: Google Wants to Become a Network

Google bosses are dreaming about adding wireless services to the search giant's menu of offerings, in the US at least. A couple of unnamed sources "who have discussed the matter with Google" told Amir Efrati at The Information that it would roll out the service in the same areas where Google Fiber is offered. In other words, Google wants it all. Read More >>

The US Built a Bizarre "Twitter for Cuba" to Help Undermine Castro

In one of the oddest reports of spy games we've heard in years, the AP has uncovered a United States plot to create a "Cuban Twitter" that would lure in users with football scores and music news before evolving its message into anti-Castro rhetoric. If any part of that made you say what, don't worry, that's a perfectly natural response. Read More >>

The 8 Best Windows Phone 8.1 Features You Need to Know About

It wasn't just the desktop build of Windows getting some lovin' at Microsoft's annual BUILD conference this week. Windows Phone 8.1 will see the company also give its smartphone OS a nip and tuck. There's a lot of new features rolling out to Windows Phone user's devices through April and May -- read on for the best of the bunch. Read More >>

Nokia Lumia 930 Hands-On: An Icon by Any Other Name

If you've had your eye on Nokia's Icon and were miffed to find that its Verizon network exclusivity would forever keep it from UK shores, breathe easy -- Nokia's new Lumia flagship, the Nokia Lumia 930 smartphone, is essentially the same phone. Read More >>

"Android Silver" Scheme May be Google's Network-Assisted Genius Bar Clone

Online rumours claim Google is planning some sort of premium owner experience for future Android phone buyers, with the Android Silver scheme said to encourage networks to babysit owners of phones, guarantee the latest version of Android and show them how to buy stuff through Google Play. Read More >>

Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini Might Actually be Pretty Good According to New Leak

Now, we know we like to take the odd dig at Samsung's never-ending array of Galaxy handsets, but the latest sneak peak at the rumoured Galaxy S5 Mini points towards a budget-orientated flagship-spinoff that (providing the pricing is right) might ...whisper it... actually be pretty good. Read More >>

Rumour: Apple Eyeing Up Low Power Chip Maker for iPhone 6 Battery Boost

Ropey battery life is one of the complaints most regularly thrown at Apple's iPhone, and while the line has improved in this respect in recent times, many still long for a full day's unrestricted use before being tethered to a plug socket. Apple's rumoured latest purchase may address that problem for the iPhone 6. Read More >>

Get a Nokia Lumia Phone With Your "O2 + 4G = £99" Deal of the Day

Are you looking for a new, decent 4G mobile phone? Well, we've stumbled across this ace deal where you can get your mitts on a Nokia Lumia 625 4G phone. You can browse things quite quickly, but it won't solve the problem of those boring berks who complain about their commute every day. Yours for £99 on O2. Read More >>

Rumour: HTC One M8 Will Get a Mini Mate in May

It's arguably the best smartphone the company has ever made, so it's unsurprising HTC is looking to capitalise on the praise being heaped onto the HTC One M8 with a Mini version. We'd heard previously that it was on its way, but what's surprising is quite how quickly that HTC is looking to turn it around -- a May launch in the UK is being reported. Read More >>

Report: A Pair of Bigger, Sharper iPhone 6 Smartphones Will Land in September

Apple is said to be preparing not one, but two new iPhone handsets this year, aiming for a September unveiling. Could the iPhone 6 be available in both 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch sizes? Read More >>


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